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Annual General Meeting

Events/Special Occasions
From 08 November 2023 16:00
Until 08 November 2023 18:00
Location Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne -

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You are invited to PCA Families 2022/23 Annual General Meeting

Held in-person and online

Date:                 Wednesday 8 November
Time:                4.00-6.00pm 
Address:          President's room, Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Parking:           Next door at Secure park

Registrations to the AGM will close at 10.00am on Wednesday 8 November so please register before this time if you haven't already.  You have the choice of attending online or in person.  If you choose online - a link will be sent to you after 10.00am.

Guest Speaker:  

Stacy Blythe: Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University and Deputy Director of Translational Research and Social Innovation group.

Stacy's talk will be discussing 'Understanding and loving complicated children: the impact of trauma and prenatal substance exposure on children.' Her research focuses on the health and well-being of children in out-of-home care and their families (both birth and foster families). As a lecturer in Infant Mental Health, she is particularly interested in infants who are prenatally exposed to harmful substances (e.g., illicit drugs). In addition to her nursing, teaching and research qualifications, Stacy has post graduate certification in Developmental Trauma. Stacy has also been a foster carer for 18+ years. Drawing on her skills as a nurse, knowledge as a researcher and experience as a Carer, Stacy provides training to health care workers, social service providers, educators, and foster/kinship carers in relation to working with children who have prenatal substance exposure and/or have experienced trauma.

Please find information for the AGM 

Members will be voting on appointments to the PCA Families Board. Whilst only members can vote at the AGM, we invite all interested parties to attend. 

Proxy Voting Form: 

We hope to see you at the AGM, however, if you cannot attend the AGM in person, you may still vote by providing your proxy to a PCAF Chair or any other person attending the meeting, either in person or virtually. Members will be voting on appointments to the PCAF Board. The biographies of the nominees are included on the proxy form. The proxy form is available here.

As required in the PCAF Constitution: 

A member may appoint a proxy by giving written notice to the association no later than 48 hours before the time of the meeting in respect of which the proxy is appointed, and an incorporated member (a body corporate) may appoint a proxy or a representative, to attend a meeting and vote on behalf of the member. The Constitution can be accessed at: 

Proxies must be received no later than 48 hours prior to the AGM – being 4:00pm, Monday 6 November 2023. Forms are to be sent via email to or posted to PCAF, Suite 6, Level 1, 69-71 Rosstown Rd, Carnegie, Victoria 3163. 

If you have any questions on any part of the agenda or papers for the AGM, please submit them to  and we will endeavour to have them answered on the day. A Q&A function will also be available during the AGM.